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A Life: Gillian Tyler ‘was just sparkling’
07-07-2024 5:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

THETFORD — At Smith College in the 1950s, Gillian Lewis majored in visual art and minored in theater. Those studies presaged the direction her life would take after she moved to Thetford in 1960.Art was major, at least at first, as she made woodcuts...

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Thetford Academy forum focuses on cell phone bans in schools
06-20-2024 9:54 PM

By HALEY CLOUGH

THETFORD — Upper Valley proponents of a national movement to keep kids from using cell phones while in school made their case during a community forum Tuesday at Thetford Academy.Panelists at the forum, hosted by the Vermont Phone-Free Schools...


Thetford Academy graduates celebrate an ‘unorthodox’ four-year journey
06-15-2024 7:53 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

THETFORD — They entered to pods and COVID and exited to pomp and circumstance: The past four years had not been easy for the senior class of Thetford Academy, but their graduation on cooling Friday evening was a time to remember, express gratitude and...


Panthers softball team shows hunger in win over Fair Haven
06-09-2024 5:00 PM

By BEN HOOKE

THETFORD — One game away from a return trip to the VPA Division III softball state championship game, are the Thetford Panthers feeling pressure? No, says Thetford coach Michelle Morgan: “Just hungry for more.” The young Panthers showed that hunger...


Tracking dog licenses challenges town clerks
05-30-2024 5:01 PM

By ULLA-BRITT LIBRE

NORWICH — As the month of May draws to a close, it’s the job of Town Clerk Lily Trajman to turn over a list of delinquent dog owners to the Norwich Selectboard.It names those residents who have failed to re-register their dogs with the town. The...


Upper Valley space enthusiasts eager for Monday’s solar eclipse
04-05-2024 7:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

During 2017’s partial solar eclipse — when the moon obscured part of the sun — educator Rob Hanson set up a telescope at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock.He was impressed by the crowd.“There’s probably over 100 plus...


Suspended saturation in the greenhouse
04-02-2024 5:43 PM

Before going to lunch, Chris Clemson, owner of Frost Gardens in Ely, waters hanging plants in one of their greenhouses on Friday. The business will open May 1.


Out & About: Lessons of the Holocaust focus of Thetford interfaith event
03-29-2024 6:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

THETFORD — Two Upper Valley congregations are joining together to host an event that encourages people of different religions to discuss faith and the Holocaust.“Faith Among the Ashes: Lessons From Holocaust Survivors” is scheduled to take place...


Game time in Thetford
03-27-2024 4:14 PM


Town Meeting results: Forbes elected to Thetford Selectboard
03-06-2024 7:36 AM

THETFORD — In a contested races for a one-year term to complete a three-year term on the Selectboard, voters elected David Forbes.Forbes received 484 votes to John Piecuch’s 262 in ballot voting on Tuesday.In uncontested races, they elected Li Shen to...


Town Meeting results: Thetford voters support Gaza ceasefire resolution
03-03-2024 7:00 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

THETFORD — By a sizable margin, residents approved by voice vote a non-binding resolution, introduced on the floor by Duncan Nichols, calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the West Bank and a halt of U.S. arms sales to Israel. The resolution...


Police: Fairlee man charged in Thetford gun incident
02-26-2024 12:04 PM

THETFORD — Police arrested a 68-year-old Fairlee man in connection with the alleged firing of a gun out in the open in the village of East Thetford, 16 days after enlisting the public’s help in tracking down a suspect.Steven Duffy was charged...


Town Meeting preview: Two vying for contested Thetford Selectboard seat
02-25-2024 10:59 AM

Articles of note: The proposed appropriation for the fire department is $337,000 and the appropriation for the Thetford Library Federation is $130,000.Contested races: David Forbes and John Piecuch are vying for one-year to complete a three-year term...


Recycling resumes at Thetford transfer station
02-09-2024 3:53 PM

THETFORD — Recycling will be available at the Thetford Transfer Station once again this Saturday.The service was paused last weekend as the town continues certification renewal for the station with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. For now,...


Police are investigating East Thetford ‘gunshots’
02-08-2024 5:06 PM

EAST THETFORD — Thetford police are seeking the public’s help with providing any information about “gunshots” that were heard at the intersection of routes 5 and 113 on Wednesday afternoon in East Thetford.Thetford police and Vermont State Police...


Thetford Academy students make snowshoes
02-05-2024 10:31 PM

Photographsby JENNIFER HAUCK

THETFORD — Cecelia Willing was deep in concentration as she wove a strand of bright yellow rope to create the webbing on the foot of a snowshoe.At one point she paused, looking toward instructor Scott Ellis.“I’m definitely not doing this right,”...


Recycling services on pause in Thetford
02-02-2024 5:47 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

THETFORD — On Saturday, recycling services won’t be available at the Thetford Transfer Station.Trash and food scrap services will be available as usual, and Town Manager Brian Story expects recycling to resume next weekend.The suspension of services...


Traction action
01-26-2024 4:32 PM


Thetford Selectboard rejects noncitizen voting
12-21-2023 5:11 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

THETFORD — The Selectboard this week declined to bring the issue of noncitizen resident voting to Town Meeting voters in March.The issue was first raised at last year’s Town Meeting by Thetford resident and German citizen Heinz Trebitz, who noted that...


Dry idea in Thetford
12-14-2023 9:24 AM


Thetford considers allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections
12-12-2023 4:09 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

THETFORD — Heinz and Inge Trebitz were named “Citizens of the Year” at last year’s Town Meeting for their longstanding service to Thetford, but they were ineligible to vote at the meeting.Selectboard member Steven Tofel is among those who would like...

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